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Posted by: Paul Wenglowsky in Man of Science

Hello everyone! The Man of Science at your service…aka…Paul Wenglowsky. Here’s some background info for everyone. I was born in Chicago, IL (go White Sox and Bears!), but moved to Wisconsin (go Badgers!). I’m an alumnus of both UW-Whitewater (BS-History) and UW-Milwaukee (Masters-Public History/Museum Studies). Quickly following graduation from Milwaukee I was whisked away from the Milwaukee Public Museum to become the Director of Maritime Education for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum.

Can I say that I LOVE MY JOB loud enough? I don’t think so. It allows me the freedom and opportunity to present, to the 54,000 plus children that visit us each year, programs that are not only fun, but also more importantly educational. Too many rules and restrictions guide our school systems today, but in the informal arena we are not so hindered.

So now you must be wondering why is he blogging? I’m doing this to show you that there are more things going on here than climbing our tower. That we are a museum and not an attraction. Feel free to pepper me with questions like how do you handle all of those kids going up the tower? Or, what other things do you do there? For I’ll be happy to answer any of them.

Also, don’t forget to check out the latest traveling exhibit coming to us from the Mariner’s Museum. It’s the S.S. United States. She was the fastest ocean liner ever made and the last by the U.S. Government. It opens on March 2 and will run through April 29.

Comments (1)

Hi sir, As you have included a nice phrase " Can i say that I LOVE MY JOB loud enough?", Its awesome to me, you should do, you have to be proud of yourself. You know, my dream is to be known lecturer in the country. You have cross beyond this as "Director". Together with student and that environment is kind of great immense to learn more about life.
I have completed my graduation and want to take up a course that relate to my dream. Which course should i go and get job easily

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